For the longest time, my life was total chaos: My first born died of SIDS, my second child was diagnosed with Intellectual Disabilities, I went through a long, drawn-out, ugly divorce and was forced to declare bankruptcy. I really did feel like I had the proverbial black cloud hanging over my head. And I’ll be […]

Motivate Yourself Every Day

My hubby was at a coffee shop the other day when two women approached him and asked if he was my husband. He’s gotten used to this happening because I talk a lot about him in my social media posts and videos. The women commented that they were amazed how I was constantly so energetic […]

Women in midlife were sold a bunch of bullsh*t about being super woman – doing it all and having it all. It’s why so many are on anti-anxiety meds and miserable. Our younger sisters know better. They don’t want to work like crazy and please everyone else. One of my mentors is a mindset coach […]

Only in the past twenty years have life coaches become popular. There are different types for whatever goal you’re trying to achieve – relationship coaches, fitness coaches, nutrition coaches, divorce coaches and money mindset coaches to name a few. I work exclusively with women in midlife who have forgotten or delayed their personal goals to […]

Remember when you were a kid, and you were sure there was a monster under your bed or in your closet? You lived in fear until your mom or dad came in and turned on the lights to show you nothing was there. As adults those monsters still exist in our head, but it’s no […]

You never know the day your world is going to start crumbling.  You wake up, just like any other day, and start going about your business. And then a moment happens. Maybe it’s a phone call, or a knock on the door or a news alert or the sound of brakes or a horn before […]

There are a few things in life most people dread: Public speaking A root canal The “we need to talk” speech For many people another one that’s at the top of the list is thinking about and dealing with their finances. In fact, almost 50% of Americans would rather endure a painful dentist visit than […]

One year ago, today I sat by my friend’s bedside at the hospice house as she actively started to transition to the other side. Months prior she had asked me to be with her at the end and I promised I would be. At that time, I think she was afraid of transitioning, but we […]

You can be a caregiver and also care for yourself. There’s a look that comes over caregivers that allows us to spot one another – it’s the look of exhaustion.  A dullness in our eyes and usually a sallowness in our skin.  Being a caregiver is emotionally and physical exhausting. I remember when I first […]

Let’s agree that marriage isn’t easy.  It’s a lesson in compromise, trust, patience, and perseverance.  I’m not sure if most people really consider their marriage vows – in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer. My marriage to my second husband tested this to its limits. I met Greg on and we […]